My first overclock ive never done it before. i want to learn. help?!?!

Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 50 °C
Agena 65nm Technology
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-18)
DELL S2309W @ 1920x1080
Hard Drives
488GB Seagate ST3500620AS ATA Device (Unknown Interface) 28 °C
Optical Drives
High Definition Audio Device

^^thats what my computers running at right now before any overclocking work has been done, what do you think is safe and stable, im prety sure its at 2.7Ghz right now from the factory its an alienware aurora.

any help and tips would be great :) and if someone can walk me through it that would be even better!!
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    Look here.

    Balck Edition cpu? Very easy overclocking.
  2. Yea i was gunna say to overclock any black edition CPU all you have to do is pump the multiplier just refer to jimmyzline's link for a guide but if you get any serious issues you don't understand jsut ask here
  3. Im using AMD overdrive its a program i was told about in another forum. is that good? and is there any way for me to take a picture of the screen and post it here so you guys can see what im dealing with?
  4. System Information
    Time of this report: 8/21/2010, 10:21:34
    Machine name: ALIENWARE
    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: alienware
    System Model: Aurora R5
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/24/09 Ver: 08.00.14
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
    Memory: 3326MB RAM
    Page File: 3368MB used, 3492MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

    Display Devices
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GTX 260
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E2&SUBSYS_058510DE&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 2287 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 879 MB
    Shared Memory: 1407 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    Driver Version: 8.16.0011.9107 (English)
    DDI Version: 10
    BGRA Supported: Yes
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 9/28/2009 00:12:22, 7614056 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
  5. In AMD Overdrive, just start by pumping up the multiplier like cinnaman said and you will see the cpu clock increase. Thats the magic of the Black Edition cpu.

    Go to preferences, change to advanced mode. Go to Performance Control and start increasing your core multipliers. I prefer to do it through the bios but Overdrive is good for the first time.
  6. Don't expect a dramatic overclock from the 9950 though. Max stable overclock with those chips on air/water tends to be between 3.0-3.3GHz.

    They ain't no 965 that's for certain.
  7. ok so WTF.. so i went to the BIOS and figured stuff out and i changed my multiplier from 13 to 13.5 and saved and exited the BIOS and my screen went black and i havent been able to do anything for 30 min... what happened?!
  8. your PC almost Dead, Take off power from PSU, clears CMOS
    safe default .. & OC again
  9. Either use overdrive or just don't bother, you don't know what you're doing and are going to break something.
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